Police log in May 9 Morning Herald

May 09, 2001

Police log in May 9 Morning Herald

$15,000 in electronics, guns taken from residence

CLEAR SPRING - Washington County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the theft of $15,000 worth of guns and electronics from a home in the first block of North Mill Street over the weekend.

More than 15 long guns were taken, deputies said.

Deputy Chris Miller is looking for information from anyone who might have seen something in the first block of North Mill Street between noon Saturday and 3:30 a.m. Sunday, when the crime was discovered.

The burglar got into the house by forcing open the front door, Miller said.

Six arrested when police execute search warrant

Authorities arrested six people on drug charges Friday while executing a search and seizure warrant at two apartments in Hagerstown.

Jennifer Dee Keckler and Derrell Chitay Frisby were taken into custody after a search at 330 E. Franklin St., by members of the Washington County Narcotics Task Force and the Hagerstown Police Department Street Crimes Unit.


HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Keckler, 26, 330 E. Franklin St., was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of crack cocaine and maintaining a common nuisance.

HEIGHT="6" ALT="* "> Frisby, 24, of 1508 Jay Drive, Hagerstown, was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of crack cocaine.

Keckler posted $35,000 bond and Frisby posted $40,000 bond Saturday and were released.

Also Friday, police arrested Walter Mitchell, 21, of Manhattan, N.Y., Carlton Walker, 19, of Bronx, N.Y., Joshua Earl Taylor, of Manhattan, N.Y., and Darnell Monroe Campbell, of Manhattan, N.Y., during a search at 136 W. North St.

All four New York men were charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and each posted $2,000 bond Saturday.

Information about the arrests was released Monday.

Teens reported missing from San Mar Children's Home

BOONSBORO - Two juveniles were reported missing from San Mar Children's Home Sunday afternoon, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said Sunday.

Rachel M. Steinman and Vanessa Jane Fresh, both 14, were last seen at Boonsboro High School around 11:30 a.m. on April 30, deputies said.

The girls are white, around 135 pounds and between 5 feet, 2 inches and 5 feet, 4 inches tall.

Fresh is from Cumberland, Md., and Steinman is from Damascus, Md. They were both last seen wearing blue jeans and white shirts, police said.

Anyone with information may call the sheriff's department at 301-791-3020.

Washers, dryers catch fire at Martinsburg business

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Six new washers and dryers burned behind Prime Time Rental at 1333 Old Courthouse Square in Martinsburg shortly after noon Tuesday, according to the Martinsburg Fire Department.

The three washers and three dryers had been delivered and were in cardboard boxes behind the store, said Capt. John Bigiarelli of the fire department. The cardboard caught on fire, but firefighters were not certain how.

"The cause is under investigation," he said. "It could have been a discarded cigarette but we've got an investigator looking at it."

All but one of the appliances was destroyed and "the other one might be saved, but I don't think so," Bigiarelli said.

The appliances were far enough away from the building that there was no structure damage, he said.

Firefighters received the call at 12:38 p.m.

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